Friday 22 September 2017

There's a small detail in the Game of Thrones season seven trailer that might give away Cersei Lannister's fate

*Warning: Contains spoilers from the Game of Thrones books

Cersei in the Game of Thrones season seven trailer
Cersei in the Game of Thrones season seven trailer
Cersei in the Game of Thrones season seven trailer
Cersei and Jamie in the Game of Thrones season seven trailer
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

No one is safe in Game of Thrones.

As millions of fans gathered around to all corners of the internet to over-analyse every miniscule detail of the season seven trailer, some eagle eyed fans noticed some very worrisome foreshadowing.

Worrisome only in the fact that you actually want Cersei Lannister to live. We all want to see her get her comeuppance, but before that day of reckoning comes, she makes for fantastic television.

According to users in the Freefolk forum on Reddit and the super sleuths at Vanity Fair, the exact spot where Cersei stands in her new map room might hold more significance other than admiring her pretty bold interior design move. She is standing on an area known as 'The Neck', which is where the land constricts from the South before moving into territory of the North.

Cersei and Jamie in the Game of Thrones season seven trailer
Cersei and Jamie in the Game of Thrones season seven trailer

All the while, Jaime is standing in 'The Fingers'.

Fingers on the neck. It's hard not to take that as some sort of a sign in a show where every single detail means something - eventually.

Fans are speculating that Jaime could be the one to finally put Cersei out of her misery (presumably in the final season) as the witch foretold when Cersei was a child. Yes, the same fortune teller who accurate predicted all three of her children would die.

In the book, Maggy tells Cersie that "the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you", valongar meaning brother in Valyrian.

Rumours of a brother-sister murder have been rumoured for some time and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime - her closest closest ally and sometimes lover -  said even he thinks it's a "valid theory" Jaime would kill her.

"I mean I don't think he—I'm just saying it's a valid theory," he told Mashable. "I can see it makes sense, it has a beautiful. It's a nice circle [that] they are born together in the womb and then he kills her at the end…It makes sense."

"You could say that could—that the motivation for doing that would be the same for killing Cersei, but I haven't seen anything yet before Season 7 that would make me believe that he was capable of doing that," he said.

Watch the full trailer, here:

Online Editors

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment